Effects of Swine Flu A (H1N1) 2009 Prevention Program in Primary School Students

  • Jirapa Siriwatanamethanon
  • Supatra Buatee
  • Jolyon L. A. Dodgson

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A quasi-experimental research aimed to compare knowledge, attitude, and practice perception to prevent transmission of and infection by pandemic infuenza type A (H1N1) among students at Ban Ladsabua School, Amphur Yangtalad, Kalasin province. Signifcant differences were determined by the paired t-test.  The fndings revealed signifcant differences at p<0.05 in knowledge, attitude, and practice perception for preventing transmission of and infection by this infuenza. After health education, knowledge at the good level increased from 42.4% to 75.8 %, attitude at the excellent level increased from 6.1 % to 75.8%, and practice perception for preventing infuenza type A (H1NI) transmission at the most appropriate level increased from 63.6 % to 72.7%.   Health  education  about  pandemic  influenza  can  improve  knowledge,  attitude,  and  practice.  It  is   recommended  that  health  professionals  should  focus  on  providing  health  services  to  support  learning   opportunities which can increase the level of understanding of people in communities for an appropriate method of disease transmission management.

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